Lepanthes lilijae Foldats 1969 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name Lilija's Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 11, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, purple flushed dorsally, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a loose, flexuous, distichous, filiform, erect, 2" [5cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Segunda parte Foldata 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide